Professional accreditation ensures an agency is performing up to standards set by an independent reviewing authority, and makes those standards public and available to all. Regular inspections ensure the accredited agency is complying with those standards. This outside review benefits both the agency and the community that agency serves.
The Sheriff's Office is extremely proud of the fact that it holds five separate professional accreditations. We are accredited by both the State of Florida and Nationally in law enforcement and corrections and our corrections health care facility also holds national accreditation.
In the photo, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission inspectors with their Corrections Bureau escorts assigned to help them with their work. Left to right, Detention Deputies Titus Hodges, Ashley Sheriff and Jessie Dacosta, Sgt. Nichol Walker, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jennifer Perkins, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Josh Griffins, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Executive Director Lori Mizell, Florida Department of Law Enforcement.